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The title selected for July 16 is "The Women" by Kristin Hannah.

In 1965, nursing student Frankie McGrath, after hearing the words "Women can be heroes, too," impulsively joins the Army Nurse Corps and follows her brother to Vietnam where she is overwhelmed by the destruction of war, as well as the unexpected trauma of coming home to a changed and politically divided America.

The daytime book discussion group at Beaumont meets two Tuesday mornings a month, except around the holidays. Titles selected for reading include fiction as well as non-fiction, and are usually supplied by the library. The reading schedule is subject to change due to availability of titles. For more information please contact the library at (859) 231-5500 and press 3 to reach the Beaumont Branch.

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Adults
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The title selected for July 30 is "Fuzz: when nature breaks the law" by Mary Roach.

An irresistible investigation into the unpredictable world where wildlife and humans meet.

The group meets twice monthly on Tuesdays mornings at 11:00 am in our small meeting room except during December around the holidays.  Books are usually provided by the library, but occasionally titles are selected for reading which the library does not own in sufficient quantity. The schedule is also subject to change without notice due to unavailability of titles. Suggestions for titles are always welcomed! 

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Beaumont Branch
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Adults
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The title selected for August 13 by "North Woods" by Daniel Mason.

Exploring the many ways we're connected to our environment and to one another across time, language and space, this sweeping collection of stories about a single house in the woods of New England is told through the lives of an extraordinary succession of inhabitants.

The group meets twice monthly on Tuesdays mornings at 11:00 am in our small meeting room except during December around the holidays.  Books are usually provided by the library, but occasionally titles are selected for reading which the library does not own in sufficient quantity. The schedule is also subject to change without notice due to unavailability of titles. Suggestions for titles are always welcomed! 

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Beaumont Branch
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Adults
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The title selected for August 27 is "Daisy Darker" by Alice Feeney.

Darker isn’t just Daisy’s surname: it’s the mood of this closed-room mystery as Daisy’s family members die one by one at a remote island home. Feeney's nod to Agatha Christie's classic mystery And Then There Were None adds a delightful twist to this quirky thriller.

The group meets twice monthly on Tuesdays mornings at 11:00 am in our small meeting room except during December around the holidays.  Books are usually provided by the library, but occasionally titles are selected for reading which the library does not own in sufficient quantity. The schedule is also subject to change without notice due to unavailability of titles. Suggestions for titles are always welcomed! 

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Beaumont Branch
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Beaumont Branch - Entrance
Location Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-7:00pm
Friday: 9:30am-6:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am-5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Location Mailing Address

3080 Fieldstone Way
Lexington, KY 40513

Marksbury Family Branch
Location Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-7:00pm
Friday: 9:30am-6:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am-5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

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2197 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY 40504

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Eastside Branch
Location Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-7:00pm
Friday: 9:30am-6:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am-5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

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3000 Blake James Drive
Lexington, KY 40509

Tates Creek Branch
Location Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-7:00pm
Friday: 9:30am-6:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am-5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

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3628 Walden Drive
Lexington, KY 40517

New facility will remain at previous location with a larger footprint and expanded offerings

Lexington, Kentucky (August 18, 2022) – The Lexington Public Library broke ground on a new, significantly larger facility in the former Village Branch location on Versailles Road to better provide for the needs of the neighborhoods it serves. The new branch will reflect the community’s vision for a state-of-the-art community hub, one that offers robust resources and a myriad of program and service offerings. The groundbreaking ceremony was held on Tuesday at a media event featuring Library and City officials.

A book club to discuss literary works by black authors

Lexington, Kentucky (January 16, 2024) – Lexington Public Library is proud to announce their new Black Voices Book Club which is dedicated to discussing literary works by black authors. The Club meets on the third Saturday of each month.

Meet with a librarian for one-on-one consultation.  Please submit the Book a Librarian Appointment Request Form or call 859-231-5500 during business hours to schedule an appointment.  Appointments are scheduled Monday-Friday during Library business hours and typically last 30 to 45 minutes.

New Versailles Road Library Branch to be named Marksbury Family Branch

Lexington, Kentucky (March 9, 2022) – Lexington Public Library and Lexington Public Library Foundation are honored to announce that the Marksbury Family Foundation has committed the lead gift for the capital campaign to rebuild the library branch at the corner of Versailles Road and Village Drive.  In recognition of their generosity, the new facility will be named the Marksbury Family Branch when it opens in 2024.

Podcast Episode
The Lexington Public Library's virtual book club for our 2016 One Book One Lexington pick, How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon. Join us weekly throughout April as we talk about the book and all the exciting things the library has planned for this year's One
Grand Opening set for Saturday, March 9

Lexington, Kentucky (January 17, 2024) – Lexington Public Library is proud to announce the Grand Opening of the Marksbury Family Branch of the Lexington Public Library.

Festivities include a Media Day event on Friday, March 8 from 8:30-10am and a Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, March 9 (more details coming soon). The current Village Branch will remain open through 6pm on Friday, February 23.

The Marksbury Family Branch Makerspace is an inclusive space where customers of all ages can come to learn, create, and explore together, free of charge. Outfitted with current high-tech and low-tech tools, the Makerspace is designed to promote education and cultivate a do-it-yourself spirit for the whole family.

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Join this conversation group for practice with English conversation, speaking, and listening skills.

The weekly classes will be informal and guided by a moderator.  EVERYONE is welcome - ANY native language, ANY English level. No registration needed.  Practica ingles y conoce gente nueva. ¡Todos son bienvenidos! ¡Todos los idiomas, todos los niveles de ingles. Jifunze Kiingereza na kukutana na watu wapya. Kila mtu anakaribishwa! Lugha zote, viwango vyote vya Kiingereza!

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Beaumont Branch
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Adults
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Join this conversation group for practice with English conversation, speaking, and listening skills.

The weekly classes will be informal and guided by a moderator.  EVERYONE is welcome - ANY native language, ANY English level. No registration needed.  Practica ingles y conoce gente nueva. ¡Todos son bienvenidos! ¡Todos los idiomas, todos los niveles de ingles. Jifunze Kiingereza na kukutana na watu wapya. Kila mtu anakaribishwa! Lugha zote, viwango vyote vya Kiingereza!

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Beaumont Branch
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Adults